The Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles

Drink specials, cultural festivals, Taco Madness & the "Biggest Margarita in Los Feliz"

Three Feet of Tacos and bottled Spicy Pineapple Margaritas at Rosa Mexicano
Three Feet of Tacos and bottled Spicy Pineapple Margaritas | Photo courtesy of Rosa Mexicano

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage that takes place across the U.S. and regionally in Mexico, where it's known in the state of Puebla as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (“The Day of the Battle of Puebla”). Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over the much larger, better-armed French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The U.S. celebration of Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican American communities of the American West, Southwest and Northwest. Read on for our guide to Cinco de Mayo festivities throughout Los Angeles.

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125 Paseo de la Plaza
90012 Los Angeles , CA
Free
1418 Descanso Dr.
91011 La Canada Flintridge , CA
445 S. Figueroa St.
90071 Los Angeles , CA
Moderate
107 East 6th Street
90014 Los Angeles , CA
1929 Hillhurst Avenue
90027 Los Angeles , CA
140 Main St.
90245 El Segundo , CA
12808 Victory Blvd
91606 North Hollywood , CA
501 N. Main St.
90012 Los Angeles , CA
Free
8905 Melrose Ave.
90069 West Hollywood , CA
Moderate
1038 S. Hill St.
90015 Los Angeles , CA
307 South Broadway
90013 Los Angeles , CA
828 Traction Ave
90013 Los Angeles , CA
100 Citadel Dr.
90040 Los Angeles , CA
3321 Pico Blvd
90405 Santa Monica , CA
Moderate
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
90015 Los Angeles , CA
Moderate
416 S Spring St
90013 Los Angeles , CA